NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



News of interest and/or Fun:

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

What a Gourd Idea!

Just searched the internet for gourd ideas and they had some really great tips on growing, cleaning and using gourds. My daughter just sent me a whole box of clean ready to cut and paint gourds that she grew. According to favecrafts, if you grow your own, don't plant them again in the same spot next time, because they deplete the minerals, etc. from the soil. Good to know, because I'm going to start trying to grow my own. So I'm assuming, rich soil! My daughter is so crafty and a natural artist. I am posting a picture here of gourds grown and made by her for me. I thought these would be very good ideas for someone out there, looking for ideas.
I use the gourds to model my pictures for my crochet hats, etc. They also make great cookie jars, or jars for parts in the craft room.
Here's my daughters Gourd renditions: The snowman is painted and decked out with a hat, scarf, button, etc. The other two gourds are bird houses, the blue one has beautiful flowers painted on with puffy paint and the other red one is decoupaged and painted red. Great ideas, hope you enjoy them.
If you want to try your own skills at gourd crafting;

These are good places to start to learn how to grow, clean and come up with some very special ways to use your gourds:


Growing: http://www.foothillsfarm.com/ginnysgourds/growingtips/growingtips.htm

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